Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,411 51,330 45.5 42.3 - 48.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 359 20,607 69.2 63.6 - 74.8
Non-Hispanic Black 343 9,398 37.4 30.4 - 44.4
Non-Hispanic Other 240 9,087 48.5 40.7 - 56.3
Hispanic 469 12,238 31.3 26.2 - 36.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 85 2,293 26.1 13.0 - 39.1
20-24 years old 230 5,901 30.5 23.4 - 37.7
25-34 years old 769 29,059 47.1 42.8 - 51.4
35 years old or more 327 14,078 61.3 54.5 - 68.0
Education
Less than high school 333 7,567 29.7 23.4 - 36.0
High school graduate 309 9,794 36.6 30.1 - 43.2
More than high school 766 33,969 56.2 51.8 - 60.6
Marital Status
Married 777 37,524 60.3 56.1 - 64.5
Not Married 634 13,807 27.3 22.9 - 31.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 605 28,637 62.3 57.4 - 67.2
On Medicaid 801 22,680 34.2 30.1 - 38.3

*Women were asked how many times a week they took a multivitamin during the month before they became pregnant with their new baby.

Detailed definition of indicator

Technical Notes

  • Respondents - The number of mothers who responded to this question.
  • Estimated Population Affected - Number of mothers/infants with characteristic or condition.